Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Half Hour Hegel Q&A

It's hard to believe that it's already time for the next monthly Public Q&A session - the weeks are slipping by quickly!

So, if you want to talk, listen, or ask questions about anything Hegel-related, today is the day - 5-6 PM Central (i.e. Chicago) Time, I'll be holding the session via Google Hangouts.

This session is totally free for anybody who wants to come (I also hold another one each month exclusively for my Patreon supporters).

I'll be posting the link for the Hangout once it's opened in several locations - my Patreon page, my Facebook author page, in Google+, and in Twitter.  So, if you want in, you'll want to check at least one of those around the time the Hangout started.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Five More Video Lectures on Physiognomy and Phrenology Section!

We're making some significant progress through this longish sub-section of Observing Reason - the Physiognomy and Phrenology portion.

There is a lot of really cool stuff being discussed having to do with human freedom, individuality, action and choice, and with how we are able to make sense out of all of these - and perhaps even produce or provide for ourselves some sorts of "laws" or "sciences" (which turn out not to be laws and to be pseudo-sciences - but we do learn something valuable in the process of discovering that) about those phenomena.

I'm looking forward to finding some time in the months ahead to doing some more reflecting and also some writing about these matters - and that will happen here first, in the Half Hour Hegel blog.  In the meantime, here's those five new videos:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August Half Hour Hegel Q&A Session

It's time for the next monthly Public Q&A session about anything Hegel-related, so later today, from 5-6 PM Central (i.e. Chicago) Time, I'll be holding one via Google Hangouts.

This session is totally free for anyone who wants to attend (I also hold another one each month just for my Patreon supporters).

I'll be posting the link for the Hangout once it's opened in several locations - my Patreon page, my Facebook author page, in Google+, and in Twitter.  So, if you want in, you'll want to check at least one of those around the time the Hangout started

If you've got any Hegel-related questions, or matters you'd like cleared up, or if you just like to listen to other people puzzle out stuff pertaining to Hegel, join the hangout - I'll be glad to have you there!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Next Three Videos in the Phrenology and Physiognomy Section

We continue on through this rather longish but quite important section - the third and last portion of Observing Reason.  Here's the next three commentary lectures in this portion of the text:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Free Online Hegel Seminar Coming in August

We’ve been invited by the people over at the Partially Examined Life to partner with them in offering what they call “souped-up Not School content”.

As a first offering, I’m proposing a PEL Citizen’s reading group culminating in a free seminar I’ll provide in August, focused on the “Master-Slave Dialectic” portion of G.W.F. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (i.e. Self-Consciousness, B.IV.A, paragraphs 178-196). 

 This will be reading/study group for the month of August on the Master-Slave dialectic, which will culminate in a 2-hour online discussion seminar that I’ll lead during an afternoon towards the end of August (see below about how the date will be determined).

We’ll be using a video-conferencing platform called FreeConferenceCall. This is the same platform we use for our longer (4-6 week) philosophy classes offered through ReasonIO. Participants in the reading group will be provided the link to log in and participate in the seminar.  To kick off this partnership with the PEL Not-School, I’m offering this seminar on Hegel entirely free of charge. Future monthly 2-hour seminars are going to have a modest fee (but PEL citizens will be offered a special rate).

We’re going to cap this group at 20 participants. I’m not going to specify any prerequisites for this group. Anyone interested in this topic can join. Hegel is notoriously difficult reading, but this is a short section, and I’ll be suggesting some useful resources that might make studying this rich text significantly easier.

I’m offering participation in this seminar to my YouTube subscribers, ReasonIO clients, and my social media followers – and suggesting they join up as PEL citizens – so you might see a few new faces in the group as well.

If you're a reader of this blog, you already know where you can find a copy of the Miller translation of the text - but here's the link anyway.  You also know where you can find the eight Half Hour Hegel lecture videos on the Master-Slave dialectic - but again, here's the link anyway as well.

I’ve created a short survey for those who are interested in participating in this reading group and the online seminar I’ll lead in the last week of August. I’m looking for input that will help me determine which day and time would work best, as well as other information that will be useful for me in planning additional seminars for the months ahead.  If you're interested in participating in this reading group and seminar, make sure to fill out the survey!